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, we can only be successful partnering with friends like germany. we will not succeed if we are doing that on our own. but i have pledged to chancellor merkel has been, in addition to the reforms we have already taken, in addition to saying we are going to apply privacy standards to how we deal with non-us persons as well as u.s. persons, in addition to the work we are doing to constrain the potential use of bulk data -- we are committed to a u.s.-german cyber dialogue to close further the gaps that may exist in terms of how we operate and how german intelligence operates to make sure there is transparency and clarity about we are doing and what our goals and intentions are. these are complicated issues and we are not perfectly aligned yet but we share the same values and we share the same concerns. this is something that is deeply important to me. i am absolutely committed by the time i leave this office, we will have a stronger legal footing and international framework for how we are doing business in the intelligence sphere. i will say that i don't think there is an inevitable cont
will be watching. thank you so much. >> president obama, meeting with a key u.s. ally. the chancellor of germany. topping the agenda, threat of new sanctions against russia if that country doesn't stop meddling in eastern ukraine. they are live with the latest. >> the president is meeting with chancellor merkel for the first time since she learned about the listen nothing on telephone calls. the emphasis was on ukraine with the separatist battling the police. mr. obama said the u.s. and europe are focusing tougher sanctions. he seemed to rule out russia's energy sector. >> energy flows from russia to europe. those continue in the midst of the cold war. and the height of the cold war. and so the idea that you are going to turn up the tap on all russian oil or natural gas exports is unrealistic. >> arizona senator john mccain thinks that the president should provide weapons to the ukranians and nothing that the u.s. could provide would have them stand up to the russian. and they have strong tees to russian industry. germany leaders yesterday. they are governed by the industrial complex and might a
in germany are not favorably seen, at least by the german business lobby. let's get to john harwood at the white house with more. john? >> not seen positively by the german business community or the business community elsewhere in europe, but i expect them to talk about trying to maintain a united front on sanctions. the nsa. they will have a news conference, a press availability after their meeting around 11:45 and i think you can also expect, carl, the president to have some sort of remarks off the top about these stronger than expected jobs numbers. >> all right. john, we'll come back to you for that later this morning. john harwood at the white house. another sign of the economic recovery. the ceo of host hotels, the country's largest lodging reit, says group bookings are up. he'll join us live in just a few minutes. later on, the ceo of expedia will join us with the first reaction to earnings last night. a lot more "squawk on the street" with dows close to session highs up 48. ♪ [ banker ] sydney needed some financial guidance so she could take her dream to the next level. so
and on this issue, of course, of ukraine. it is also important to note that germany has a lot of economic ties with russia, and the question is whether you put more economic pressure on that country and actually affect the economic relations between germany and russia. so, a lot to think about here especially since big german companies, volkswagen to name one, have a huge stake in russia. and the more pressure you put on, the harder it is for those companies to continue to do business very well and thrive, carol. >> joe johns reporting live from the white house this morning. thank you. >>> still to come in the "newsroom," tensions flare and ukraine's military mobilizes. we'll look at a new offensive that could push the country closer to widespread fighting. [announcer] play close-good and close. help keep teeth clean and breath fresh with beneful healthy smile food. with special crunchy kibbles and great taste, it's a happy way to a healthy smile. beneful healthy smile food and snacks. the average person will probably eat something or drink something that is acidic on a daily basis. those acid
. both the u.s. and germany have tried to apply pressure on russia to try to de-escalate the crisis in ukraine, the u.s. taking the lead on sanctions, while chancellor merkel has tried to use her closer relationship with russian president vladimir putin to resolve the crisis, but it's not clear whether those closer ties are helping. in a phone conversation that the two leaders had on thursday, putin told merkel that he wants to see ukrainian troops pull out of the southeastern part of their own country. white house press secretary jay carney called that suggestion preposterous. now, the white house expects both leaders, both president obama and angela merkel, to talk about another round of sanctions against russia. that next round would likely be targeted at russia's economy, key sectors of the russian economy, such as its banking and energy sectors, but that would hurt the german economy as well. so, expect that question to come up at a news conference with president obama and chancellor merkel later today. also, one other big question to expect would be about those revelations tha
into the attack on september 11, 2012, they knew at the command center in germany it was direct assault and not connected to a protest or a video. >> it was mayoral on in -- early on in the earning. >> before 3:15 in the morning. >> absolutely. we were -- absolutely. we -- i would have to say probably dismiss that notion by then, by working with other sources. >> and by 3:15, local time, in the morning, on september 12th , 2012, sean smith was already dead, ambassador stevens was missing, and two hours latary mortar attack would kill the former navy seals. level testified they already knew, based on intelligence, that an al qaeda-linked group was to blame. >> it was -- >> the testimony is consistent with the september 12th e-mail from 2012 from state department official beth jones, where she tells mrs. clinton's closest aides, she is in touch with the libyans and told them sharia was behind the attack, not gadhafi loyalists. this e-mail was entered into the record today at the hearing. >> what are democrats saying? >> this morning house minority leader nancy pelosi seemed to dismiss the
job. gave you a percentage of how many are negative. germany are doing more slamming there than in the united states. look, yelp is -- is it an honest broker? yes. i have 4.5 stars right now. >> ve-- in the restaurant. >> what happens if that falls? >> i'll tell you what i think of yelp if that falls. >> 4.5. i thought -- can you get 5? >> guy came in and did 3 and blamed, you know, i don't know said that i wasn't hosting well. hosting last night, did a darn good job. >> what's coming up on "mad money" tonight? >> two companies that reported dynamite upside surprises. one is reacting positively, the other is reacting negative. now they're both negative. very interesting. harman and dominos reported upside surprises that were up, stocks up, getting hit. that's the old pattern we experienced with the yelps and concurs. how about this. old economy not doing as well today. look at clorox. another one that people thought, hey, you can't miss. so let's see, i happen to be big believers in harman and dpz. not giving up on those. we have to learn more. >> finally after this week's gdp n
that they would be awarded medals. at the time, only one in four u.s. bombers in missions over germany return home safely. >> first lieutenant james mahan. >> it was a bombardier and navigator who escaped from prison camp. >> sewage a waste was overflowing in many areas. >> it the a pentagon ceremony, an historic injustice was reversed. the raemg -- remaining eight survivors imprisoned in switzerland were honored by the air force. >> it was the kind of courage that you read about in books and people make movies about. >> their story would not have been known except for a west point person told the story about his grandfather. >> to have t-- it didn't seem right to me. >> it was a 15-year fight finally rectied last year when congress rerevised the law. the lieutenant was visibly moved. his son patrick was at the ceremony. >> i survived that and every day for the rest of his life was a gift, he was never in a bad mood. >> that attitude and the grandson's pursuit of justice is the reason these prisoners of war finally received the recognition they had been denied for more than 70 years. >>> is it the
but left a door open for competing bid from germany's siemens. liz: pfizer intensified campaign to buy britain's astrazeneca for $100 billion. financial times says pfizer's ceo was in london lobbying for a deal. david: sales for "game of thrones" helped time warner profits in the first quarter. earnings beat forecast. time warner raised full-year guidance. we have financial reports coming out as well. busy time. "after the bell" starts right now. liz: and it's a record close for the dow. what action we saw in the wake of the fed's announcement. we have mark travis, intrepid capital management ceo, who has two retail names investors should keep on their radar. scott schmerhorn, granite investment advisor's chief investment officer. scott is positive, he feels positive on the overall economy even with the poor first quarter number. bob eye a chino from the pits of the cme. bob, very interesting, you hear janet yellen and company saying even when we finish bond-buying purchases we'll keep interest rates low for a very long time. markets went moon shot. >> they did. the fed didn't give any
, germany's come down to record lows, and now you're seeing predictions on the spanish economy in 2015 at 1.7%. so you've got this expansion, yet draghi still talking about quantitative easing. it's probably baked in. so what i think is rather than the global economic decline we saw in 2008, beginning in 2007, we'll have a nice march upward, except perhaps in the emerging markets, which in my view there's no real reason to go there. >> so grasso on the floor of the stock exchange, give me a read of the feeling down there as april's going to come to a close, we're about to enter what has been over the last four years a rough month for the markets. you could look at some internals of the market and say, you know, the russell 2000 is up against the 200-day, breaking that. that's a potentially worrisome sign. what do you say down on the floor? >> last week we pointed out the negative head and shoulders pattern that was beginning to form, the right shoulder. the s&p cash, it's 1,883, is the level that you want to watch. we're 1,878 right now. that's the level that the markets have the most time
. germa germany seem siemens isn't accepting that bid. >> reporter: they can solicit unsolicited bids. to that end, siemens is ready to sweeten an earlier bid, offering to swap some not all of the power assets along with cash. they called ge's offer compelling, alstom has untildown kd 2nd to make a decision. it would then seek approval of the company shareholders as well as the labor board. alstoms largest expects if offer. if approved it will immediately add to the companyings earnings eight to ten cents a share. it will mean that 75% of ge's operating mar jens will come from its industrial operations by 2016. that's important because it's targeted 70% of margins from industrial operations. so that allows it to exceed that goal. it sees $1.2 billion in cost savings. the therm am renewables and businesses would be the biggest acquisition of the ceo's 13.5 year tenure. in a statement. they say it furthers ge's strategy of expanding into industrial businesses leak power and water. now, when news of the ge bid first leaked, alstom is considered an industrial treasure. politicians were al
was a foreign exchange student from germany. this happened more than a thousand miles from little falls, minnesota, the sight of the other shootings, in the city of missoula, montana. the home owner claims somebody had broken into his home twice before, so he had cameras and other security equipment installed. the home owner's partner says she left a purse with personal items in the garage and then kept the door open on purpose to try to catch the burglar. the documents then say the garage alarm went off early sunday morning, so the home owner went outside with a gun, fired four shots into the dark garage. the defense attorney says they were supposed to be warning shots. but police say the bullets hit the 17-year-old exchange student in the head and the arm. he died at the hospital. prosecutor says the home owner and his partner baited the student. according to the court documents the suspect said, he waited for days to, quote, shoot some bleeping kid. the home owner posted $30,000 bail after he appeared today in court. >>> a video captured a suspected carjacker hanging off the side of
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you look at those other countries in terms of minimum wage and things like that, germany has no minimum wage. their unemployment is 8%. france has a big minimum wage and their youth unemployment is 20%. >> we have an experiment here in the united states because each state tries a different pattern. we see illinois and california raising taxes and we see wisconsin and texas lowering regulations and taxes. it's the latter two that are doing better than the former two. >> that's right. the example i think your citing is texas. a lot of the net new job versus been created in texas. >> let's spell it out. one third of all new created over the past ten years have been created in texas and they have been dramatically lowering regulations in texas. >> plus the legislature in the state meets every other year. that's a great idea. and also add to the list that steve rightfully put forgot. >> he cut taxes in half. he cut government spending in half and the economy, boom, grew 7% a year under calvin coolidge. tell me which hike creates a middle class job and the interesting statistic. >>
of the dignitaries from southern germany, which would be very catholic. you've also got parts of england, ireland, all of those countries. of course, latin america. the gentleman standing behind pope francis is archbishop gainsfind. he was the assistant to pope benedict as well and elevated to archbishop. now he's the assistant to pope francis, and so when you see pope francis at a public event, you'll see archbishop gainsfind. if you see pope benedict at an event, which i did in january, archbishop gainsfind is there. he's the go-between. once you know him, you know both popes. >> this ceremony got started at 10:00 local time and lasted two hours there. pope francis is going down and doing what he's doing, shaking every day people's hands. when he became pope, wearing the wooden cross. what sticks out to you in the ceremony today as you've been watching the last couple hours? >> what sticks out to me is how formal it is. pope francis is keeping this warm right now. i don't think we'll see him do any selfies today. i don't think that's part of the program. but i do think you'll see, what you won'
on that. i'm sure you feel the same way about germany and parts of europe as well. but maybe they could pay a little more. i don't think you undermine the arrangement we had. >> i was based in china as a journalist. china is an extremely disruptive rising power potentially. think of all the american companies who manufacture, who supply chains include a lot of manufacturing in china, but also here. these are all stitched into the global patchwork quilt of globalization. at which america is a master mind. very well globalization, whatever pat buchanan may think. the absence of war in america as the preeminent security, it's expensive in terms of what we spend on ships and planes. we don't want to see japan arming to the teeth under a conservative nationalist prime minister picking fights with the northeast. >> isn't it comforting to you that capitalism serves as a restraint? you understand his reasoning. can you appreciate that and can you echo that? >> look. i think the problem that we have here in the united states is we have a weak economy and weakened economy that we can look forward
and i remember seeing him when i was a soldier serving in germany. and i stood in ankle-deep mud taking pictures of him for the newspaper for the eighth army infantry division, and i was astounded and enthralled with his deliverance. he was so, so much a man of the people. >> yeah. there was something remarkable about seeing pope john paul ii in person. and you could make the argument he was live and in person by more people around the world than any human being in history. his travels across the globe, he was someone who a lot of people came to see and flocked to see. and there was always this sort of gravitas about him. one of the times i got to see him was actually at the bee at occasion of pope john xxiii. and what was remarkable, there is something about john paul ii, and that something, i think, is what's being recognized tomorrow in both of these men. they're not being made saints because of their accomplishments as pope or because of the things they wrote or said. they're being cannonized, because the church recognizes what is already the case. that these were holy men, and that
, president obama had a conference call with leaders from germany, france and italy. what is the president proposing, mike? >> john, what the president is proposing is more targeted sanctions. there are essentially two levels of what the president has put forward in retaliation. the targeted sanctions against individuals and entities within russia. what the president is talk about now is more of that. he sat down with g-7 leaders and they held out the possibility of brood spectrum sanctions. you get the feeling as we have all along that it would take an outright russian invasion for those to be triggered. the president had a press conference here yesterday with the president of south korea, ukraine dominated about half of that conference. north korea was largely dominating the other half, but the president talked about vladimir putin. he said he is not a stupid man, and he has a choice to make here. they are already seeing slower growth and a seriously depressed domestic stock market there. i have to say president obama was not optimistic about a russian change of course. it seems as thoug
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